Panasonic's LCD can't measure up to its plasmas
CNET reviews the Panasonic TC-37LZ85 and finds it wanting compared with the company's plasma televisions.
We've always given relatively high marks to Panasonic's plasma TVs, but the company's least-expensive entrant in the 37-inch LCD arena this year, model
The main problem was this medium-screened LCD's less-accurate grayscale, which tinged the picture reddish even in its most-accurate color temperature preset. Compared with the 37-inch
In other areas of performance, particularly black level and screen uniformity, the nonplasma performed quite well for an LCD. But compared with the company's least-expensive 42-inch plasma, model
Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Panasonic TC-37LZ85 in a completely dark room via the HDMI input with a 1080p, film-based source. Your settings may very depending on source, room conditions and personal preference. Check out thefor more information.
Picture mode: Cinema
Back Light: +28
Color temp: Warm
Color mgmt: Off
AI picture: Off
Advanced picture menu:
Video NR: Off
MPEG NR: Off
Black level: Light
HD size: Size 2